Happy Birthday to CFA
A few hours ago I posted this message on my social media profiles; Feels good to have added an extra year…. Twenty years (50) from now I will be more disappointed by the things that I didnt do than by the ones I did do. So I ll throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in my sails. Explore, Dream, Discover ~ Mark Twain
This is indeed one of my favourite quotes and I love it for one main reason – it tries to break off the shackles of limitations, fear, poverty, comfort zone syndrome and aligns you with who you truly are (this is my personal interpretation of this timeless quote).
Happy Birthday to CFA!!! Exactly 31 years ago, I was born into a modest, loving family at Kiri-Kiri Town, Lagos, Nigeria from then on I have lived my life with one purpose and that is doing good and adding continuous value . So many people have helped shape my life and thought process – too numerous to mention, starting with the greatest parents on earth who gave me a solid foundation, my wonderful wife, siblings, children, relatives, friends, inspiring mentors particularly Robert Butwin, the team at Natureline Solutions and FATE Foundation, not forgetting all my friends and acquaintances on the various social media networks. Words are inadequate to express how grateful I am, I will sum it up in these words – Thank You.
I honestly feel blessed, so much has happened in my few years on earth. I am excited that I have grown and learnt so much, I have started so many business and failed (I have just started a new business recently, the business I’m in clearly may not be for you, but who do you know that is ambitious, money motivated and would be excited about the idea of adding more cash flow to their lives? I will be glad if you can connect them to me.) I am humbled to be a leader to a few, I am particularly grateful for the wonderful family God gave me. My life is sold out to one cause and that is making a difference in my little sphere and ultimately leaving my footsteps in the sands of time, I have decided I won’t be one of those who die unsung. Haven’t you heard these words; the graveyard is the wealthiest place? Come to think of it, isn’t it true? Can you imagine how many people have died with their great dreams and plans because of fear?
I have consciously chosen to be one of those Nigerians committed to being different, and prove to the outside world that despite the corruption, advancement fee fraud (419), insecurity, injustice, crime, under-development, criminal enrichment of a few, religious bigotry etc. there are still good, great, genuine, wonderful and enterprising people here – it will not be an easy task but attainable. Nigeria will be great again! Start playing a role in your little way.
My sincere wish for you on this very special day of mine is that you throw off the bowlines, sail away from the sail harbor. Catch the trade winds…. Explore….. Dream…. Discover….. Its time to live the life you deserve and start doing things you thought were impossible.
Let me if there is anyway I can be of service to you???
I love you all!